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The Film tells the story of a woman trying to protect her teenaged daughter from the horrors of war.
The film won the Academy Award for Best Actress (Sophia Loren).
It was the first time an actress won an acting award for a non-English speaking role.
This movie is part of the collection: Feature Films
Director: Vittorio De Sica
Producer: Carlo Ponti
Production Company: Sostar . SA - M-G-M
Audio/Visual: sound, black & white
Keywords: Drama; War
Contact Information: www.k-otic.com
Creative Commons license: Public Domain
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Subject: Italian film at its finest.
Italian film at its finest. Sophia is superb, drawing on her own life experiences to portray a complex, yet simple woman in the midst of war and beauty, death and love. The final act is hard to take, not for its initial brutality, though that would be enough, but for the changes that follow.
Subject: Great film, does NOT glorify violence against women
Outstanding, unforgettable, a daring film that depicts the evil of violence especially that women suffer during war. By simply following the lives of this mother and daughter we see their lives slowly dissolve into greater levels of chaos. They begin whole, and as war continues, their security, homes, friends and family get ripped away. Reduced to refugees, the fate of these two Italian women in WW II tells us the story of innocent civilians suffering the effects of war all over the world. Someone has suggested this film glorifies violence against women. Showing us the horror of violence against women does not glorify but inform the audience of what women endure and the great evil that it is. This is not a film for young people.
Subject: Violence and Rape
This is a terrible film. I deplore any movie that glorifies violence against women.
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Subject: Golden Oldies
I remember this one. It was an excellent movie, may watch again later.
Subject: La Ciociara (Two Women) + Excellence
I remembered this film from my youth and it has always stuck with me.I'm so happy to have had the pleasure to revisit it again.Pure cinema at it's finest.
Recommended as a must watch.
Subject: worth the oscars
This movie you will very likely enjoy, if you appreciate the art of film.
A truly excellent and powerful movie. The best film I've seen about the plight of civilians in World War II. Sophia Loren is outstanding. Wow!
I downloaded the mpeg1 file. Video is fine, if a little dirty and missing a few frames here and there. This didn't interfere with my enjoyment. Audio is clean. It is dubbed and some sound effects are off a bit.
Subject: Good movie
Sure it's good, you should watch it.